An 11-year-old single cask from the Fettercairn distillery, bottled by Infrequent Flyers.
This was distilled 5 September 2007 and bottled June 2019 as an 11-year-old.
Matured in hogshead cask #801506, with 303 bottles at 55.7%. It is release #9 from the Alistair Walker Whisky Company.
A favourite distillery of Oak Barrel staff that can be overlooked by single malt purists.
Nose: Peaches, tomato stem, liquorice and earthy malt.
Taste: Still somewhat leafy and green, though caramelized banana and pecan soon become centre of attention.
Finish: Slightly oily on the finish with pine and barley.
Infrequent Flyers is part of the Alistair Walker Whisky Company, which was established in 2018. Walker, son of Billy Walker (GlenDronach/BenRiach-now-GlenAllachie), has over two decades of working around Scotch whisky in various capacities.
The name Infrequent Flyers refers to the cask selection process and Alistair’s penchant for discovering and introducing excellent single casks from distilleries not often experienced as single malts. These includes malts earmarked for blended and sometimes owned by bigger companies who have not released them regularly or consistently to the market.
The first batch of whiskies from Infrequent Flyers to make it to Australia arrived on shelves in June 2020. Made up from the first two batches of releases, they are in extremely limited quantities (many of these we received just one bottle).
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